The pile of clutter was trying to stare me down. It knew I had bad intentions. The pile of clutter showed me its teeth. But I knew it wouldn't bite. I reached in and picked up a piece of the pile. It was harmless in my hands.
The client was no longer afraid and said the piece from the pile could go.
As the pile got smaller, the client got taller. I was thinking, "It's nice to see people grow. It's the best crop there is."
Then I remembered a concert I saw last year. It was with Leonard Cohen. He sang this song called Anthem where he said: "There is a crack, a crack in everything, That's how the light gets in."
I was thinking we're vulnerable creatures. The world takes its toll. But it's often from where we're weary that we find strength.